“Since contact, our voices have been the target for silencing for the greed, consumption, and power of the colonial settler society. Time has come for us to be silent no more. This is an opportunity for our voices to not only be heard, but amplified to stop the environmental and human injustices related to fossil fuel energy, while joining with people across this land to become one voice against the violence to us and all our relations.”
– Paulette Blanchard, Absentee Shawnee
From July 18-31, 2016, over twenty Indigenous storytellers and elders will be caravanning across the U.S. on the Protect Our Public Lands Tour to:
- Visit frontline communities from California to Philadelphia, documenting the stories of Native American community members and intertribal coalitions working hard to transition from toxic energy industries to a just and renewable energy future;
Enable indigenous community members to speak at the Summit for a Clean Energy Revolution and participate in the March for a Clean Energy Revolution in Philadelphia, PA, where one of our demands is for the Protect Our Public Lands Act (POPLA). If passed by the U.S. Congress, this Act will stop all fracking on U.S. public lands; and
Collect evidence and personal testimony for the International Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on the Human Rights Impacts of Fracking.
You can meet the POPLA caravan at these events!
Philadelphia (Front of City Hall, 10am, 7/24)
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This is a project of the Livelihoods Knowledge Exchange Network (LiKEN), a link-tank for policy-relevant research toward post-carbon livelihoods and communities. Co-organizers and co-sponsors are: Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on the Human Rights Impacts of Fracking, Intertribal Council on Utility Producers, Paper Rocket Productions, Food & Water Watch, and Kentucky Environmental Foundation.
For more information, visit LiKEN’s website: http://www.likenknowledge.org/